How To Choose a Good Education Consultant To Study Abroad?
Feb 2, 2011 Career Development 2365 Views
Most of students who are keen to go abroad are often worried about choosing the right Overseas Education Consultants for themselves. Overseas education consultant plays a significant role starting from:
Deciding about the Country, University or College
They assist students in making Educational decisions i.e. by discussing the entire pro and corns of available options. This includes helping find the University or college placement that is good fit for students.
All know that every student cannot go to Howard or Cambridge university, if student wants to study Medicine he/she could go and study in China, Russia, Ukraine,Bulgaria or Guyana etc.; if student purpose is just to obtain PR and want to study any sought of diploma i.e. Diploma in Hospitality Management, Diploma in Business Management etc. relevant with their earlier experience and study, he/she could go for their Study in New Zealand, Study in UK etc. Similarly if the student wants to attain academic excellence, the best option would be to Study in USA.
Arranging the admission
Once the study Consultants zero in the Country, University/College and Course for the applicant, the foremost responsibility of the consultant is to help applicant in completing the admission formalities, highlight the areas essential for a well-presentation. Follow up with the chosen university/college to ensure a positive and quick response. Send recommendations, highlighting the student's strengths and reasons as to why he/she should be granted admission.
Financial requirements for the studies
Study Consultants even enlightens and guides the student for the finances required and also facilitate the student to arrange all the financial documents in time and in the required format depending upon their period of stay to study abroad.
Here it becomes essential to choose an effective study Consultants and adopt a backward time management methodology. A well-planned methodology must be executed by student to save time and money.An experienced study Consultants can save both and can send you for your desired course on time.
Guiding the student in obtaining student visa
Thereafter Study Consultants assist the applicant to prepare the Visa application, guide students for financial statements and help to prepare the file to meet the requirements of Embassies and to ensure visa success
When the Visa of applicant is approved, Study Consultants supports the applicant to transfer his/her fees through an appropriate means from trusted financial institution.
Arranging relevant accommodation as per the students budget
In case if the applicant is in a need for accommodation, Study Consultants arranges an accommodation matching as per the suitability of the applicant needs and budget.
Airport Pick up of the student
Nevertheless Education Consultants ensures that applicant is safely picked up from the airport and is relocated to his/her accommodation premises of the country.
In addition, Education Consultants provides assistance with travel arrangements such as foreign currency, insurance, bank account in foreign country, mobile phone service in foreign country etc.
For finding out an effective and efficient overseas education consultants, student needs the see the following:
Here the applicant must look in to the below aspects carefully while they search for a good Education Consultants. The below aspects marks the end-to end services given by the Education Consultants and suggestions to find out an effective and efficient Education Consultants to ensure better future and better life ahead.
Option of countries given by a consultant
To determine if the country option given by your Education Consultants is right for you, check if the qualification offered is internationally recognized, job prospects in that country are bright after completing the course and does the living expense and living style matches your suitability. The clarity could be obtained by comparing two to three suitable country options.
Previous experience and history of success with an education consultant
Check as to since how many years that Education Consultants has been into practice for recruiting students overseas and what is the success ratio of the visa it has attained. You can ask your Education Consultants to show you the some copy of previous visas, offer letters, sample visa file etc. A good Education Consultants always maintains and keeps the records of their earlier applicants.
Has a breadth of contacts in the education industry
Establish as to how many prominent contacts your Education Consultants have, relevant to overseas education i.e. contacts with the International Officers, counselors, Visa Officers etc.
Been recommended by old students
It becomes easy to believe and obvious to select an Education Consultants if it has been recommended by any of the old student, who may or may not be your friend. This source is often reliable and the advice given is truly genuine. Try to get in touch with some of old students enrolled in the same college of the same country, to verify the suitability of the option chosen. Ask your Education Consultants if they can provide you with some of the previous references of the students.
Previous history of a university or the college being recommended by the consultant
To know about the previous history of a university or the college being recommended by your Education Consultants, study the website of that University or college thoroughly. Studying previous history of the college and the University helps in knowing the years of its existence and background. The more the years of its existence and the clear its background, the relevant is your choice of university.
Additional incentives like scholarship, sports options and offered by the universities recommended by the consultant.
A good Education Consultants not just seeks good University, College or course for the student but in addition offers eminent incentives such as availing scholarships if academics of the applicant are good, seeking assistance from college to provide jobs placement to the student and encourage student to participate in the sports activities of his/her excellence by availing Sport scholarship, if available in that particular college or university. Some Education Consultants even provides free Laptops, SIM cards etc. to the students, seeking it as advantage from college/University.